First, I'd like to thank my co-worker, Dave, and his son, Evan, for giving me this kit. I hope you like the results guys.
I never built this particular kit growing up but having built many other Monogram kits I knew I was in for a, NOT “shake the box and voila", kind of build. If anything it reminded me of where my hobby started and also how far kit manufacturing has come over the past “ump-teen” (cough, cough) years.
This build was accomplished with:
1/48, Revell/Monogram P-61 Black Widow.
Print Scale, P-61 Black Widow, decals
Fundekals Stars and Bars decals
Lone Star Models, resin cockpit set
Eduard Brassin wheel set
Quickboost gun barrels
The kit had been previously started, but only the cockpit, so I decided to start with the Lone Star resin cockpit set.
Re-scribed all major panel lines using the raised lines as guides and then removed.
Mission Models Paints was used for the Olive Drab and Gray scheme
Weathered using various shades of MIG Oilbrusher oils for shading and highlighting as well as artist oils for dry-brusing.
EZ line was used for the tail radio aerials.
It was a challenging build but now that it's completed I'm glad I took the journey and she will be a nice contrast to my black Lady in the Dark Black Widow.
Thanks for looking and as always, it's just a hobby KEEP IT FUN!
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